Hungary looks to become leader in drone technology

- Claudia Patricolo | Emerging Europe

hungary, drones, drone, uas, uav, suas, drone tech, drone technology

The application opportunities and economic effects of unmanned aircraft are significant, and Hungary is striving to achieve a leading role in the development of drone technology, the country’s minister for innovation and technology has said.

The minister, László Palkovics, said that progress could improve growth and competitiveness prospects, as well as the quality of life of Hungarian families.

“Agriculture and forest management, logistics, freight and public transport already use such equipment on a daily basis, and drones are used to monitor network infrastructure and public services”, said the minister.

The market opportunities of drone technology could exceed 10 billion euros per year on the European continent, and the number of authorised drone flights in Hungary could increase tenfold to over 20,000 within the near future.

Mr Palkovics also stressed that the regulatory environment must not just follow development, but promote it, and the challenges posed by drones must also be taken into account. From among these, he highlighted a ban on unwanted flights, the protection of sensitive infrastructure, protected institution and public privacy.

Hungarian higher education institutions are undertaking a significant role in the development of drone technology and have recognised the importance of related knowledge. Drones are also in use at the Zalaegerszeg test track for self-driving vehicles, opened earlier this year.

Original article at Emerging Europe, here.

IDRA Membership & Insurance

For more information about the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) and how to become a member, please visit our website or find us on all social media platforms. As the world's largest association for recreational and commercial pilots, IDRA is the premier provider of primary liability insurance with worldwide coverage. This is a great and affordable service that we provide IDRA Members around the world.

Join IDRA Now!

If you need applicable and affordable insurance for your drone event (training, education, demos, exhibits, races, etc.) and/or an upcoming Commercial Drone Project please contact us as well.

Just Need Insurance?

As always, stay safe, have fun, and we'll see you at the next race!

146 views0 comments
Subscribe Now

Receive email updates, daily news, weekly newsletters, and top stories around the drone industry.

Thanks for submitting!